Veterans Day Closings

OTTUMWA – Sunday, November 11 is the state and federal holiday to observe Veterans Day.  As the holiday falls on a Sunday, some City offices will be observing the holiday the following Monday November 12th.  City trash and recycling collection customers whose collection day is Monday will be picked up Tuesday the 13th.


Bulky items and yard waste will be picked up on Thursday the 15th for both north and south sides. For bulky item or appliance collection the week of the holiday, please call Bridge City Sanitation at 641-682-1700 by 3 PM on Wednesday.  There are no other changes to the county trash collection routes.


City offices and facilities closed Monday, November 12th for the holiday include:

  • City of Ottumwa departments and offices at City Hall
  • The Ottumwa Police Department Records Desk
  • Ottumwa Water and Hydro offices
  • The Ottumwa, Calvary and Jewish Cemetery office
  • Ottumwa/Wapello Recycling Center
  • Ottumwa/Wapello Landfill
  • The Ottumwa Public Library
  • Ottumwa Transit Office


Ottumwa Transit buses will not be running regular routes and schedules on Monday


The City of Ottumwa’s Health and Inspections Department will be open holiday hours the week of Veterans Day; 8AM to 4:30PM daily – closed Monday.